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Tom Fejér


"Copying the classics is not only a good way to help gain an appreciation for the contributions of the past, it is also an excellent means of exercising the development of technique, without (...) trying to solve a new design problem at the same time."

Bill Buxton · Computer scientist and designer

"I want it to be as beautiful as possible, even if it’s inside the box. A great carpenter isn’t going to use lousy wood for the back of a cabinet, even though nobody’s going to see it."

Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs

"When people look to improve something in their lives, they’re usually thinking about three specific dimensions: functional, social, and emotional."

David Schonthal - Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

"Creativity and productivity are starting to merge more. I think this is a general trend: a lot of tools are becoming easier to use, and more people have access to them."

Dylan Field CEO & Co-founder of Figma

"Children are our role models. Their curiosity, creativity and imagination inspire everything we do."

LEGO team's job description

"Reward efforts, not outcomes."

Sundar Pichai · Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet

"(the admin page) is like a big house that’s been built, renovated, decorated, cleaned, and maintained by many hands over the years (...)"

By Sadie Redden and Jordan Ouellette in Shopify UX

"Direction is so much more important than speed. Unless you want to go nowhere fast."

@mymind on Twitter

"WYSIWYG is also in the spirit of using a computer as a thinking tool and as a production tool."

Apple Human Interface Guidelines: The Apple Desktop Interface (1987) by Addison-Wesley©

"(...) People are instinctively curious: they want to learn, and they learn best by active self-directed exploration of their environment"

Apple Human Interface Guidelines: The Apple Desktop Interface (1987) by Addison-Wesley©

"A good human plus a machine is the best combination".

Garry Kasparov · Chess Grandmaster

"The details are not the details. They make the design."

Charles Eames · designer

"Great software makes us feel like we live in the future. But magical software allows us to imagine the future that comes after it."

Readme · Linear App

“We need time to iterate and push on the details to keep something excellent.”

Sadie Redden · Content Designer at Shopify

"Obsess over details. Great products are the result of thousands of details that someone took the care to get right."

Sho Kuwamoto · Director of Product for the editor portion of Figma

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

Albert Einstein · Theoretical physicist

"My heart belongs to the details."

Dieter Rams · Industrial designer

"Immediate learnability should not always be the goal of a hardware device or a software interface"

Douglas Engelbart · Engineer

"I think that like spending three days on the rotated cursor problem or these little things that would have been left behind, that's the yoga on the mountain."

Steve Ruiz - tldraw

“When you can learn to live with the chaos and uncertainty, you can let go of the perfect design and actually build things people will use.”

Cathy Pearl Design manager at Google Assistant

“Creation of beauty as necessary as daily bread”

William Morris - British textile designer

“Perfectionism is the enemy”

Dylan Field CEO & Co-founder of Figma

"Rewriting is the essence of writing well"

William Zinsser — American author